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Obstructive parking

If your neighbour or a visitor parks in a way that obstructs you or your allocated parking space, start by speaking to them first, they may not be aware their actions are causing you a problem.  

Similarly, if your neighbour or visitor parks in a way that obstructs access for emergency vehicles start by speaking to them first

If overly sized or inappropriate vehicles, such as trucks or caravans, are parked in inappropriate areas, start by speaking to the driver first.

If the problem continues then you can:

  • If the parking is on a public verge or highway and breaks local parking regulations contact your local authority who may be able to assist. 
  • If the vehicle is parked here it needs to be removed immediately, please contact the Police, by phoning 101, who will arrange it if necessary.  
  • If it is on land owned by PA Housing, and we will contact your neighbour.  
  • If you live in a neighbourhood that is managed by another agent or housing provider, you will need to contact that company. Contact details will be on signs in your neighbourhood.
  • If the area is patrolled by an external company, there will be signs giving contact details. Please use them to report obstructive or inappropriate parking in those areas.
  • If you are unsure whether a piece of land or road belongs to or is managed by PA Housing, then please contact us and we will assist you in finding out.

Please note that if the drivers are not PA customers then identifying them and taking action can take some time.  If this is a continual problem for you and your neighbours then you can make a joint request for parking enforcement in your neighbourhood.

My space is unavailable

If your neighbour or visitor parks in a space allocated to you, start by speaking to them first, they may not be aware their actions are causing you a problem. 

If the space has not been officially allocated to you the person is entitled to park there, and as such you need to approach your neighbour about it.  

If the problem continues then you can take the following action:

  • If the parking space is allocated to you by a different housing association, managing agent or parking enforcement company then you should contact them using the contact details found on signs in your neighbourhood.
  • If the parking space is allocated to you by PA Housing or as a condition of your lease; and we will make contact with your neighbour.  It may be that your neighbour and their visitors are not aware of the local parking arrangements. 
  • If the parking space is allocated to you by your local authority, they should be able to assist you with this. 

 

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